What to Bring?

Elm Tree Early Learning Centre Director Karen McPhail will provide you with a detailed list upon your enrolment. However, on a daily basis in addition to providing meals, we also provide all nappies, wipes and sunscreen for the children (unless the children have sensitivities to particular brands), and all children are also given a sun-smart appropriate bucket hat upon enrolment, and a sheet bag for their sheets (in the rooms from Toddlers upwards).
Consider packing the following things:

All medications – please give these to centre staff to handle directly.

A bib or two

Bottles and
Formula – named

Change of clothes
(hands-on play-based learning)

Comfort items (if required), like a toy or blanket

Dummy in a sealed, named container (if needed)

Expressed milk
(if needed)-named

Sleeping sheet set or blanket for nap time

A water bottle or
a sippy cup – named


During the enrolment process, it is critical to speak with each family about their child’s nutritional and dietary needs. This ensures that our meals are tailored to your child. In addition, we work hard to teach the children health and nutrition themes, such as how to make healthy food choices to maintain a healthy diet balance.

Our daily seasonal menu includes items such as:

  • Morning tea
  • Freshly cooked lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Fresh fruit and water is provided all-day
  • All dietary requirements catered for
  • Nutritious menu updated regularly

The Environment

Elm Tree Early Learning offers childcare services that were created with the goal of setting new standards for early education and care. Our dynamic and child-friendly environment promotes communication, risk-taking, exploration, connections to nature, play, and collaboration, while also adhering to all necessary rules and regulations. Our first concern is the child’s well-being.

Children in our care can flourish, grow, and achieve their own specific educational goals when they are given a stimulating educational environment. Children should be motivated to engage in more meaningful learning experiences, and the environment should be exciting, engaging, and stimulating.